[arin-ppml] Draft Policy 2009-1: Transfer Policy - Revised andforwarded to the Board
Milton L Mueller
mueller at syr.edu
Thu May 7 12:50:48 EDT 2009
Hoarding, no. You are misusing the term for emotional purposes.
What you're proving, really, is that "needs-based" assignments don't work in this situation and you need an effective price system to make users pay the full cost of their exclusion of others. Because by definition you admit that Verizon meets the criteria established by the RIRs (i.e. it "needs" them for a quantifiable use). And yet they excluding more people than they have to because there is no additional cost for using more rather than less addresses.
If Verizon had to pay more for its consumption then it would probably adopt the RFC 1918 approach.
> When a hurricane is coming and you buy all the flashlights at your
> local store, you're hoarding. There was nothing illegitimate about
> your purchase. You paid full price. You didn't steal anything. You may
> even use them all. But you're still hoarding.
> Verizon is hoarding addresses. They requested and acquired millions of
> addresses for use on cell phones in their wireless arm. The requests
> were perfectly legitimate. Every address matches an actual physical
> device and they're not doubling up.
> Nevertheless, they're hoarding addresses. The way they use IP
> addresses on the cell phones, they'd have been A-OK with RFC1918
> addresses plus a few public IPs for the NAT gateways. They'll surely
> discover the magic of NAT... in about 4 years when they need those IP
> addresses somewhere else in the company.
> Bill Herrin
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